Month: June 2012

A woman walking down the street in front of the eiffel tower.

Skipping In Paris

June 29, 2012

There is something perverse about the way Parisians walk — sometimes hurried, usually with a strong beat, but rarely with a happy-go-lucky stride that says — “wow, how lucky am I to live in Paris.â€Â Parisians should be skipping with delight,…

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La Perle

June 28, 2012

Made famous by the dramatic downfall of John Galliano from his post at Dior, La Perle is a relaxed neighbourhood café and brasserie on the Rue Vieille du Temple in Le Marais. Walking away from the busy Rue des Francs Bourgeois and…

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Brocante — Village d’Auteuil

June 13, 2012

For one of the better brocante shows to look for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces, visit Porte d’Auteuil in the posh 16th Arrondissement the weekend of June 23 and 24. Saturday…

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A wine cellar with many bottles of wine on the shelves.

Les Caves Taillevent

June 8, 2012

Owned by the same family that runs the prestigious Michelin two star Taillevent restaurant and single Michelin star L’Angle du Faubourg restraurant next door, Les Caves Taillevent stores over 150,000 bottles of wine, including remarkable wines under its own label. For…

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Le Meurice

June 5, 2012

Le Meurice is one of just only seven “palace†hotels in Paris and when you walk in you will see why — its opulence, with gilded gold mirrors, massive chandeliers, and elegant staff — all make for a visit that…

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Piscine Joséphine Baker

June 4, 2012

While swimming in the Seine may sound rather unappealing to most, for kids the idea may be supercool. The floating Pool Joséphine Baker offers such an experience as an innovative, modern use of precious little Parisian space. The entire facility…

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